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EDITORIAL: Pope’s words should be separate from politics

EDITORIAL: Pope’s words should be separate from politics

The pope has spoken, and he may be speaking too much. Pope Francis spoke to the public and urged world leaders to improve conditions for inmates and abolish capital punishment at Sunday’s gathering in St. Peter’s Square, NPR reported. The pope said, “All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to work not only for the abolition of the […]

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EDITORIAL: Businesses are right to defy Texas’s open carry law

EDITORIAL: Businesses are right to defy Texas’s open carry law

Open carry became the law of the land in Texas starting Jan. 1, but since its implementation, some Texas stores have been receiving complaints from customers, with many customers saying they don’t feel safe, The Washington Post reported. Because of this, many private businesses have put up signs that permit only concealed carry of firearms. All public institutions in Texas, […]

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EDITORIAL: Adult film industry should prioritize protection for actors

Even the adult film industry needs to be reminded that safe sex is great sex. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health rejected regulations Thursday that proposed requiring condoms, dental dams and other forms of protection on set, NPR reported. There was a 3-2 vote in favor of imposing new regulations, but a vote of four was required for the […]

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EDITORIAL: Apple’s federal court defiance is admirable, strategic

EDITORIAL: Apple’s federal court defiance is admirable, strategic

Apple is defying a federal court order demanding that the company unlock the iPhone that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook, one shooter responsible for the deaths of 14 people in a San Bernardino attack last December, The New York Times reported. The U.S. government approached the company to issue a new operating system, “circumventing several important security features” to access […]

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EDITORIAL: Virtual reality and Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue don’t mix

Who knew bikinis needed 360-degree enhancement? Sports Illustrated brought virtual reality to its Monday-released Swimsuit issue with the release of an accompanying iOS and Android app. The magazine shot scenes on location with special virtual reality cameras at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic, according to USA TODAY. People can watch the videos on their phones with […]

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EDITORIAL: Late Justice Antonin Scalia can be both hated and missed

EDITORIAL: Late Justice Antonin Scalia can be both hated and missed

Since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in West Texas Saturday, public discourse has shifted from eulogy to criticism. This is no surprise, considering Scalia had garnered a reputation for his conservative nature of strictly interpreting the U.S. Constitution throughout his tenure. Scalia’s most controversial comments included his referral to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as a sign of racial entitlement, […]

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EDITORIAL: North Carolina’s welfare drug tests condemn poor

North Carolina released results of a 2013 law that requires welfare applicants to undergo self-funded drug tests. Of the 7,600 applicants, 89 were referred to drug testing and 21 tested positive, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Social workers interviewed welfare applicants to determine which ones needed to undergo drug tests, which are also required from applicants who have been convicted […]

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EDITORIAL: Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council won’t halt cyberbullying

EDITORIAL: Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council won’t halt cyberbullying

Twitter trolls beware — Twitter unveiled its Twitter Trust and Safety Council Tuesday to handle cases of online abuse. The council is made up of around 40 anti-harassment organizations, according to its site, and will review Twitter’s new proposals and products and ensure users are operating and tweeting in a safe environment. Patricia Cartes, Twitter’s head of global policy outreach, […]

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EDITORIAL: Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright wrong about female voters and Hillary Clinton

EDITORIAL: Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright wrong about female voters and Hillary Clinton

The world of feminism is imploding. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday and said, “When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” implying that young women support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders because they’re chasing the boys on his campaign. And at a New Hampshire rally Saturday, Madeleine Albright, […]

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WILSHERE: The ideal partner is utter fantasy

WILSHERE: The ideal partner is utter fantasy

I have a mental checklist when I meet a guy. I check off the qualities that I look for in a potential man: a good sense of humor, a level head, a sense of kindness, a love of TV crime shows and a hatred of crime, hopefully well-traveled, soft eyes, a good heart and an old soul. I recognize that […]

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